Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Test your knowledge of St. Augustine oddities this week and answer:

a)  What is this ancient artifact below?
b)  What is it made out of?
c)  What is its connection to St. Augustine?


Last week's WIIW:  Master of Mocha (aka William Pier), you are on a roll!  I too determined it to be early cut based on the pinching at the proximal end and irregular shape of the head.  We found it in one of the layers excavated from Ft. Heilman a few weeks back (read the post!), a Seminole War era fort.  The dates of 1815-1830 for early cut nails are a nice fit for the chronology of the site.

Text and nail image: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff (borrowed mystery image, will post image credit next week)

One Response so far.

  1. a) 2,400+ year old cat rug
    b) ancient cat hair
    c) Currently on display at Villa Zorayda Museum in St.Augustine

    It looks more like a bull/cow than a cat. lol.

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